Dr. Derek Muehrcke, MD

Dr. Derek Muehrcke, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Dr. Derek Muehrcke, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Augustine, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Rush-Presbyterian, St Lukes Med Ctr in 1983 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

300 Health Park Blvd Ste 5000

Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Contact Information

(904) 494-2394

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Muehrcke accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Muehrcke

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Muehrcke treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Muehrcke treats other conditions, please contact the office at (904) 494-2394.

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Muehrcke treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Dr. Muehrcke
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Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Very High

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Dr. Muehrcke's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me


Dr. Derek Muehrcke, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Augustine, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Rush-Presbyterian,...Read more


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
Harvard Med School
Residency Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
Mass General Hosp/Harvard Med School
Residency Hospital
Merseyside Health Authority
Residency Hospital
Mass General Hosp/ Harvard Med School
Residency Hospital
Mass General Hosp/ Harvard Med School
Internship Hospital
Rush-Presbyterian, St Lukes Med Ctr
Medical School


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What are Dr. Derek Muehrcke, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Muehrcke frequently treats Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Muehrcke specializes.

Where is Dr. Derek Muehrcke, MD's office located?

Dr. Muehrcke's office is located at 300 Health Park Blvd Ste 5000, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Horrible Service - Hours wait on appointment ??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
Upset Patient – Jun 03, 2021
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Dr. Muehrcke performed fem fem bypass surgery on me a few weeks ago. The care I received was excellent from beginning to end. I am so grateful for Dr. Muehrcke, his staff and the staff at Flagler Hospital. They all turned an unpleasant situation into a pleasant experience. And Dr. Muehrcke has given back to me a good quality of life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
Tommy – Jul 06, 2018
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We waited 1 1/2 hrs before seeing him. He did have an emergency, we were told. When he came in, he stood by the door with his hand on the door handle ready to leave before we had a chance to even ask questions. He seemed bothered by having to see my husband, as he doesn't require surgery yet.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
Douglas Nichols in Palm Coast, FL – Aug 21, 2016
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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A.300 Health Park Blvd Ste 5000 Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Muehrcke is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Flagler Hospital

Saint Augustine, FL

69% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

27 Awards Received